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Uniqueness

The Human Pursuit of Difference

  • C. R. Snyder
  • Howard L. Fromkin

Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. A Case for Uniqueness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 3-10
  3. Need for Uniqueness: Theory and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 13-29
    3. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 31-55
    4. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 77-101
  4. Uniqueness Attributes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 105-127
    3. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 129-143
    4. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 145-162
    5. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 163-174
  5. Uniqueness Seeking in Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 177-193
    3. C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin
      Pages 195-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-227

About this book

Introduction

My Red Shirt and Me The red shirt incident begins with a rather ordinary red shirt. Not a brightly colored red shirt, not a dramatic cherry or firehouse red, more like a faded burgundy. But, for several days, my very iden­ tity was bound up in its redness. It was me, and I wore it with the pride a matador takes in his splendid cape, a hero in his medals of bravery, or a nun in her religious habit. I'll never forget the bound­ less joy I felt wearing that simple, pullover, short-sleeved red shirt in the hospital--or the rush of relief that I experienced when, at last, I decided to surrender it. However, we are getting ahead of our story, which starts a short time earlier with a most unfortunate accident. A light flurry of wet snow had begun to fall as the university limousine turned the corner on its way from the Bronx campus of New York University to the downtown campus. Although eight of us were packed into the car and had resigned ourselves to the usual boring faculty meeting awaiting us, somehow a spontaneous air of joviality was created.

Keywords

START behavior hospital university

Authors and affiliations

  • C. R. Snyder
    • 1
  • Howard L. Fromkin
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.York UniversityDownsviewCanada

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